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LoadCaseDataForm
Additionalform:DesignLoadType

Beforedefiningloadcases,defineanyloadpatternsorfunctionsthatwillbeneededseetheDefineLoadCasestopicfor
moreinformation.

LoadCaseName.Acceptthedefaultorenteranamefortheloadcasebeingdefined.Itshouldbeuniqueamong
allloadcasesofalltypes.

SetDefNamebutton.ClicktheSetDefNamebuttontoallowtheprogramtoautomaticallycreateaname
basedontheloadtype.

NotesModify/Showbutton.ClickthisbuttontoaccesstheLoadCaseNotesform.UsethatformtoaddLoad
CaseNotestothemodelfile.

Designbutton.ClickthisbuttontoaccesstheDesignLoadTypeform.ChooseProgramDetermined,orUser
Specifiedandthenadesigntypefromthedropdownlist.Designloadtypesareusedincreatingautomaticdesign
loadcombinations.

ShowLoadCaseTreebutton.ClickthisbuttontoaccesstheLoadCaseTreeform.Theformliststhevarious
loadcasesthathavebeendefinedforthemodel.

LoadCaseTypedropdownlist.SAP2000accommodatesmanytypesofloadcases.Mostbroadly,analysesare
classifiedaslinearornonlinear,dependingonhowthestructurerespondstotheloading.Selecttheprimaryloads
casetype,thenselecttheavailableanalysistypes(e.g.,LinearorNonlinear).Theseoptionswillbedifferentfor
differentloadcasetypes.

Theremainingdataontheformdependsonthechosentypeofloadcase.Clickontheappropriatelinkforthetype
ofloadyouaredefining:

Static:

Linear.Themostcommontypeofanalysis.Loadsareappliedwithoutdynamicaleffects.

Nonlinear.Loadsareappliedwithoutdynamicaleffects.Maybeusedforcableanalysis,pushover
analysis,andothertypesofnonlinearproblems.

NonlinearStagedConstruction.Thedefinitionofanonlineardirectintegrationtimehistoryloadcase
forstagedconstruction.

MultiStepStatic.Linearstaticanalysisformultisteppedloadcases,suchasmovingloadsandwave
loads.Aseparateoutputstepisproducedforeachstepofthegivenloads.

Modal.CalculationofdynamicmodesofthestructureusingtheEigenvectororRitzvectormethod.Loadsarenot
actuallyapplied,althoughtheycanbeusedtogenerateRitzvectors.

ResponseSpectrum.Statisticalcalculationoftheresponsecausedbyaccelerationloads.Requiresresponse
spectrumfunctions.

TimeHistory:

TimeHistory.Timevaryingloadsareapplied.Requirestimehistoryfunctions.Thesolutionmaybeby
modalsuperpositionordirectintegrationmethods.

LinearModal

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LinearDirectIntegration

NonlinearTimeHistory.Timevaryingloadsareapplied.Requirestimehistoryfunctions.Thesolution
maybebymodalsuperpositionordirectintegrationmethods.

NonlinearModal

NonlinearDirectIntegration

MovingLoad.Calculationofthemostsevereresponseresultingfromvehicleliveloadsmovingalong
pathsonthestructure.Usesdefinedvehicleloadsanddefinedpathsratherthantheloadpatternsthatare
usedbyotheranalysistypes.

Buckling.Calculationofbucklingmodesundertheapplicationofloads.

SteadyState.Asteadystateloadcasesolvesfortheresponseofthestructureduetocyclic(harmonic,
sinusoidal)loadingatoneormorefrequenciesofinterest.

PowerSpectralDensity.Apowerspectraldensityloadcasesolvesfortheresponseofthestructure
resultingfromcyclic(harmonic,sinusoidal)loadingoverarangeoffrequencies,andthenintegratesthe
resultingspectrumweightedbyaprobabilisticpowerspectraldensityfunctiontogetarootmeansquare
(RMS)expectedresponse.

Hyperstatic.Ahyperstaticloadcasecalculatesthelinearresponseofthestructurewithallsupports
removedandloadedonlybythereactionsfromanotherlinearstaticloadcase.Thisistypicallyusedto
calculatethesecondaryforcesunderprestressloading.

Example:DefinitionofaPeriodicTimeHistoryAnalysisisdemonstratedinProblemL.

DefinitionofaBucklingAnalysisisdemonstratedinProblemO.

DefinitionofaModal,Nonlinear,TimeHistoryAnalysisisdemonstratedinProblemNandProblemQ.

DefinitionofaModalAnalysisisdemonstratedinProblemC.

DefinitionofaNonlinear,PDeltaAnalysisisdemonstratedinProblemEandProblemQ.

DefinitionofaResponseSpectrumAnalysisisdemonstratedinProblemYandProblemZ.

AccesstheLoadCaseDataformasfollows:

1.ClicktheDefinemenu>LoadCasescommandtoaccesstheDefineLoadCasesform.
ClicktheAddNewLoadCasebutton.
HighlightapreviouslydefinedcaseandclicktheAddCopyofLoadCase,orModify/ShowLoadCase
button.

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